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Cuckfield

West Sussex


Slow Ways linking Cuckfield and Burgess Hill, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham

England / West Sussex / Cuckfield

Cuckfield’s four Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 3/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Crawley—Cuckfield
Cracuc one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 372m Descent 352m
Cuckfield—Burgess Hill
Cucbur one Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 77m Descent 124m
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 58m Descent 11m
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay three Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 26m Descent 78m
Horsham—Cuckfield
Horcuc one Enjoy me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 365m Descent 325m

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Collective progress

92% of Cuckfield’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

6/6

surveyed

4/6

verified

8 people have contributed to Cuckfield’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Cuckfield

56km out of 56km have been walked and reviewed

130km of reviews have been shared in Cuckfield

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It is also easy to extend the walk to Haywards Heath for trains back to Burgess Hill (as I did) or to/from London/Brighton....

MDendy

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A bit of a slog through Burgess Hill to start with but once you hit the countryside, it’s a lovely route....

Ricky Coleman

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Really direct and scenic. Good under foot even after rain. Will defo use this route again....

Ricky Coleman

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Bostal Boy surveyed Cracuc one

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The route starts off from behind the exclusive Ockenden Manor hotel and skirts the western fringes of Cuckfield, through woods and small fields to reach Whitemans Green. It is always a surprise when you cross the River Ouse to think that such a wide valley has been carved out by such a small river. Heading out of Balcombe again, the route descends into another valley and around the end of a small lake over a boardwalk. This is a walk which pays back the effort, revealing typical High Weald scenery; woodland, small fields, steep valleys and plenty of mud when it is wet....

Bostal Boy

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Haywards Heath to Crawley via Cuckfield 29/10/2021 Leg One - CUCHAY Two. This is a route which is justifiably already snailed It’s a direct all-weather path with some nice views and mostly traffic-free....

Bostal Boy

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Nice route with a good mix of woodland and open spaces. A few road sections without pavement, but these were fairly quiet. Fortunately not much mud today (late September) - only one section and it was easy to walk around....

dargue

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The route links Cuckfield to Haywards Heath with the majority of the route on pavements on averagely busy roads. From Cuckfield, the walk goes through a churchyard through a gate and along a slightly gravelly private road. The route through Blunts Wood is on a tarmac path with streetlights....

Duckpond

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As previous reviewer said, some sections had very long grass/overgrown foliage and there were some very muddy sections even in July....

HB

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Bostal Boy surveyed Horcuc one

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This follows some lovely paths through wooded High Weald scenery....

Bostal Boy

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An off road route which passes through some attractive woods and offers some views south to Downs....

Bostal Boy

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Mark Songi added Cuchay three, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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The route is more direct yet still mostly off main roads....

James Sanders

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I usually take the more direct route Cuchay two, which is also a better route for cyclists between these locations....

Mark Songi

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This route is easier to follow than Cuchay 2....

Mark Songi

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The short section along South Street, Cuckfield uses narrow or non-existent pavements but can be easily avoided by taking the path due south through the churchyard from Church Street....

Bostal Boy

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The middle section between Wheatsheaf Lane and Blunts Wood provides attractive views and a short woodland section lit with streetlights after dark....

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Bostal Boy added Cuchay two, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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At the Cuckfield end I would suggest cutting down Church Street directly to the Church rather than going out to Church Platt and Church Street. This will shorten the route by several hundred yards....

James Sanders

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Cuckfield

iwalden surveyed Cuckfield

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Crawley—Cuckfield

Slow Ways added Cracuc one, a new walk from Crawley to Cuckfield

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Cuckfield—Burgess Hill

Slow Ways added Cucbur one, a new walk from Cuckfield to Burgess Hill

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Slow Ways added Cuchay one, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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Horsham—Cuckfield

Slow Ways added Horcuc one, a new walk from Horsham to Cuckfield

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Cuckfield, Sat 13 April

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Cuckfield’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3039124594

Lat / Lon

51.00596° / -0.14287°

Easting / Northing

530,391E / 124,594N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Cuckfield's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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